Category Archives: religion

Fairy-Tale: Dwelling

‘The Dwelling’ is one of the most mysterious animal tales in the Russian folklore…at least for me. This is a short story about forest animals who tried to build their own community dwelling peacefully in a huge horse skull until … Continue reading

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New Year Mood: Gaelic Song

Esteemed Readers, it would be sad to bid farewell to 2018 without a pleasant music impromptu. This is a brilliant Scottish composition performed by Fiona Mackenzie in Gaelic… I guess it would add some spirit to our Louis XIV’s celebrations … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Messenger of the Past – New Year 1678

It might seem odd, Esteemed Readers, however the 17th century French did not celebrate Christmas & New Year. Fabulous celebrations with Christmas trees, presents & Santa Claus appeared only in the 19th century, on the eve of the Progress Age. … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Rex Christianissimus vs Jansenism

Besides Protestantism as a radical form of Christianity, Louis XIV had to face and to fight with various sorts of sects. The current known as Jansenism was one of the most serious of them. I suppose that appearing of this … Continue reading

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Louis XIV & The Holy See

His Majesty surprised his contemporaries with his long reign (54 years in total since 1661 when he became the true sovereign). However not in all parts of Europe rulers lived so much. The Holy See of that epoch presented a … Continue reading

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Faith & Honour: Catholicism VS Protestantism

No matter what religion you belong to, Esteemed Readers, it is impossible to comprehend the historical processes that happened in Europe before the French Revolution without penetrating into the subject of the Catholic-Protestant conflict. Unfortunately, the majority of historians, especially … Continue reading

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Louis’s Rivals: William III Of Orange

Unlike Leopold I, William III of England might be called more an ideological than a political opponent of Louis XIV, no matter his participation in various anti-French campaigns. In the frames of an eternal French-English confrontation, it was a rather … Continue reading

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